When you have children, you have stains. Before I would just wash all the clothing and as it came out of the dryer and had stains, I would throw it into a pile to be “bleached”. Then I would use the great miracle mixture of 1 part bleach and 1 part dishwashing crystals dissolved in hot water and it would take everything out. In my quest to a more natural home, that recipe won’t fit, so I have needed to change things.
Probably the most easiest that I recommend using first, is to wet your item and place it directly into the sunlight. Most stains will naturally fade from the sun. I am amazed at how all of my cloth diapers just get “bleached” naturally by the sunshine.
What I discovered from a friend is the use of hydrogen peroxide. Amazing how well that works. I take the clothing and squirt some peroxide directly onto the stains, let it sit for a few minutes and wash as usual. Amazed at this, then I realized at the store they sell an “all natural bleach” and its ingredients are hydrogen peroxide—–smart.
For tougher ground in stains, you can sprinkle baking soda or borax on the stain. Then use a few drops of vinegar and an old toothbrush to scrub them out.
Keep going, I hope you are starting to make the switch to a more natural home series, your healthy and environment will benefit greatly!!! Making a change one bite of an elephant at a time!
part 13 dishwashing detergent